Insights For Individuals

Self-made

Are You Self-Made?

From Horatio Algers to some of our recent presidents, the idea of starting life in adversity and reaching the heights of success is at the core of American mythology. So what do you do if you grew up in a stable home with parents who had a successful life? I was thinking about it recently …

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What’s Clouding Your Judgment Right Now…and How to Fix It

Last year I worked with a team that was burnt out. Their business was seeing double-digit growth. They were viewed by the larger organization as one of the star accounts, a desirable place for new hires to learn excellence. But where the burnout showed up was in their turnover. They kept losing their best talent. …

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Moving your team forward

The Key to Moving Your Team Out of the Fog

This year more than ever, figuring out how to get your team to peak performance can feel like a mystery.   You want to mentor your team, but aren’t sure they’ll be receptive. 2020’s uncertainty has just made progress and focus more urgent, but the team loses productivity with distracting interpersonal issues. You think you know what …

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Public Speaking Tricks

Public Speaking Trick That Boosts Productivity

Between Covid, political unrest and the changing administration, it’s been a constant, low-level barrage of distracting news.  Add to that the fatigue of Covid winter and it’s hardly a surprise if you’ve lost some resolve. Low-level distraction can kill productivity. How can you counter it? Cluster information.  In this case, your goals. In the public …

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Judgment

Why I Gave Up in 2020

Professionals come to me when they’re struggling to make a change.  One day they are determined, then a week goes by and their big goal is on some back burner behind the presentation their boss just asked them to re-do…. again. In the space between desire and reality is expectation. When we’re overwhelmed, expectation can …

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